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Ft. Bliss officer ‘murdered’ in fiery El Paso crash; driver arrested for ramming car

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Police at the scene of fiery car crash in far east El Paso.

UPDATE Oct. 13: Police said Tuesday that a man killed in a fiery crash two days earlier in far east El Paso was the victim of murder, and officials confirmed to ABC-7 that the victim was a U.S. Army logistics officer stationed at Fort Bliss.

27–year-old Army Capt. Malcolm Xavier Perry died of injuries he suffered when investigators said his car was intentionally rammed from behind by a Jeep at John Hayes and N. Zaragosa on Sunday morning.

Capt. Malcolm Xavier Perry
(Capt. Malcolm Xavier Perry, company commander at Fort Bliss.)

“Capt. Perry recently took command of Bravo Company and was selected to be a Company Commander for his passion for leadership and expertise,” said Lt. Col. Gilberto Escobedo, 123rd Brigade Support Battalion Commander. “It was my pleasure to serve with him... his service to the Army and our Nation will not be forgotten.”

The Jeep driver fled the crash scene, authorities said, but was later identified as 23–year old Richard Mustapha Sennessie.

Sennessie was taken into custody Tuesday by federal marshals and was booked into the downtown jail on a charge of murder.

Richard Mustapha Sennessie
(Richard Mustapha Sennessie, charged with murder.)

ORIGINAL REPORT Oct. 11: EL PASO, Texas – A fiery crash in far east El Paso early Sunday morning sent a motorist to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said.

The single-car crash happened just before 6 a.m. at John Hayes Street and Zaragoza.

The car could be seen upside down at the scene and appeared to be charred from the flames.

Police have not released any details on what caused the crash or the identity of the person who was seriously injured.

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39 Comments

  1. About the driver, must have been drunk, high, no driver’s license, no insurance, illegal, all of the above? Otherwise, why did he/she run? Now awaiting hateful comments.

  2. About the driver, must have been drunk, high, no driver’s license, no insurance, illegal, all of the above? Otherwise, why did he run? Now awaiting hateful comments.

      1. Nice to know Madmike and K1DPR find tragedy humorous when it involves black men or Hispanic men. The classic American white assholes. Why no one care about you and your sight is grotesque. Eff u !

          1. It was sarcasm directed at YOU nitwit. What are the chances of two blacks that may not know each other having a road rage incident in El Paso with a 90% Latino demographic. Man are you daft. I pity your children.

  3. Damn hillbillies. Go hide in the boonies like always! You guys are despicable and no longer accepted in mainstream America. Learn to follow you pricks.

  4. Madmike and K1DPR and gang are your classic recluses /oddballs/ antisocial/ puckered pricks. Everyone spots them. Stick out like white sore thumbs. Lol. Just open your mouth in public the way you do in these forums. Try it.

      1. Stereotype much? Victim had only been at Bliss since March. Outside of your obvious bigotry against blacks, you have anything valuable to add to your stupid comments?

        1. It was sarcasm directed at YOU nitwit. What are the chances of two blacks that may not know each other having a road rage incident in El Paso with a 90% Latino demographic. Man are you daft. So dumb. Your children should disown your ignorant ass. BTW I am a man of color you white supremacist bigot/racist.

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